Now, judging this character on face value, one might think that he is a demon hellbent on tormenting people. The latter is very true, because as evidenced in both the creepypasta and the fangame, he does just that. However, the reason why I doubt the demon-part is because by just looking at his mannerisms and actions, he does not seem all that unorthodox. What I mean is that his behavior can easily be identified as something a typical over-the-top villain would do, not just a demon.
So, the question is this: Is Sonic.exe really a demon? In my opinion, I feel there could be something else at play here.
In order to prove my point, I will need to list all things that Sonic.exe does in the pasta and in the game:
- He torments and kills people
- He can fly
- He can teleport
Yeah, this is basically all we have in terms of character for this guy. He doesn't really do anything "demonic" in the conventional sense; he doesn't possess people, he doesn't speak in tongues and he doesn't trick people into giving up their souls. Sure, he torments and kills people, can fly and teleport, but that does not a demon make. The soul part is indeed mentioned in the pasta, but judging by how insane the character is, it could easily be chalked up to a sick guy's ramblings.
So, what do I think Sonic.exe is? Well, in order to prove my point there, I need to cover his physical attributes. Sure, there is not much to go on there; he looks just like Sonic, with the only difference being his blackened eyes with red glowing irises. However, I ask you: Who else in the Sonic-universe looks like Sonic and has blackened eyes with red irises?
To my knowledge, the only one who fits that description is none other than Metal Sonic.
Yeah, my theory is that Sonic.exe is a more advanced version of Metal Sonic. That would also fit with his ability-list; he torments (and possibly kills) people, can fly and can possibly teleport (I mean, it's an advanced robot after all. If Metal Sonic could do meta-physical stuff in Sonic Heroes, why wouldn't he here?). In my mind, I think Dr. Robotnik built a new version of Metal Sonic that looked exactly like Sonic, and he intended to use it to torment and kill all of Sonic's friends. So, he made the robot look incredibly creepy by painting blood stains under its eyes and sent it out. However, after the job was done, the robot's circuits overrided to the point where his loyalty to the doctor vanished, and he came for him too.
Sure, the pasta goes into such extreme lengths as to say that the game is cursed, and that it will give you free plushies after you play it. But hey, I think the story lost all credibility even before that point, so who gives a feck?